Breasts are a distinguishing hallmark of your femininity, so any change to them, medically or aesthetically, can cause distress and concern. One particularly upsetting change is breast ptosis or breast sag. To address saggy breasts, there are both surgical and non-surgical breast lift procedures that are very effective.
Every day at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, we talk to San Diego women like you who are looking to improve the appearance of their breasts, yet have concerns. Two common themes along this line are that many women want to avoid surgery and don't want to deal with multiple breast lift procedures.
Our expert staff of dermatologic surgeons is renowned worldwide for their skilled use of skin products and procedures that are backed by their own research and clinical testing. When it comes to mild breast ptosis, our team may have the answer you're looking for: a procedure called InstaBreast.
What is Breast Ptosis?
Breast ptosis doesn't happen overnight. Because the skin on the upper chest is thin and delicate, this area is particularly susceptible to the undesirable effects of aging, including ptosis, which develops gradually and steadily in stages:
- No breast ptosis – the areolas are even with or above the breast crease and nearly all breast tissue below the areolas is clearly visible
- Mild ptosis – the breast tissue beneath the areolas remains visible and the areolas are still at least level with the breast crease
- Moderate ptosis – much of the breast tissue is no longer visible under the areolas, which are now below the breast crease
- Severe ptosis – tissue is no longer visible below the areolas, which are now even further beneath the breast crease
Contributing Factors of Breast Sagging
Of course, pregnancy and breastfeeding may promote breast sagging. Another condition that contributes to breast ptosis is skin laxity. As you age, your skin loses collagen and elastin, which are essential for maintaining radiant, supple, and healthy-looking skin.
Furthermore, because of the delicate, sensitive nature of the skin on the upper chest, it doesn't take much for your skin to lose volume and fullness. This is another condition impacting breast ptosis.
Believe it or not, besides aging (which you cannot help), you might be unknowingly hastening the loss of skin volume and firmness in your upper chest due to daily habits in San Diego including:
- Sleeping on your side
- Wearing bras that are no supportive
- Running or jogging or any high impact aerobic exercise that bounces the breasts
- Not moisturizing your skin regularly
- Not keeping yourself hydrated
- Too much sun exposure
If you avoid these, you can help slow the progression of breast ptosis, especially in the early stages.
InstaBreast: A Non-Surgical Enhancement with Silhouette InstaLift
For moderate to severe ptosis of the breasts, it's difficult to rejuvenate their appearance without a surgical breast lift procedure.
For mild ptosis, on the other hand, non-surgical options exist that are effective. Traditionally, two procedures – one for skin laxity and the other for the loss of volume – have been required to achieve the desired effects because there was not a single procedure that addressed both issues.
However, at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, only one treatment may be necessary. InstaBreast, a non-invasive, non-surgical breast lift treatment using FDA-approved Silhouette InstaLift, addresses both skin laxity and skin volume loss in one session, for subtle yet natural-looking results.
With the innovative 45-minute InstaBreast procedure, you can expect subtle results that not only continue improving for weeks afterward but are also long lasting. It addresses skin laxity by ramping up your body's production of collagen. This can provide a mild lift to your skin, which in turn results in a subtle yet effective breast enhancement.
The procedure uses threads made of poly-L-lactic acid, a substance used for decades in sutures, which safely dissolve into your body before being eliminated naturally. The result is a tightening effect on your skin, providing a subtle lift that is precise and attractive.
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Side Effects of the Innovative Enhancement Procedure
Since poly-L-lactic acid, which is crucial to the effectiveness of InstaBreast non-surgical breast enhancement treatment, seamlessly synthesizes with your body, there are relatively few side effects. They include slight swelling, redness, bruising, or itching around the treatment areas, and they commonly subside within a week.
The Benefits of InstaBreast
The first one is time. The procedure is quick – only one session is required for the breast enhancement you want.
Another is the improvement in the appearance of your breasts. The results are almost immediately noticeable – and continue for months.
A third benefit is that there are no incisions involved, which means less pain or discomfort and no scarring.
Furthermore, general anesthesia is not used, which means the InstaBreast procedure typically does not require any downtime and little if any recovery time. To ensure optimal comfort, however, tiny amounts of a local anesthetic, lidocaine is injected prior to the procedure.
This procedure can be combined with other treatments such as Sculptra to minimize vertical lines between the breasts and the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to rejuvenate the skin and remove sun damage. In addition, chest veins can be treated with sclerotherapy. The choice of what procedure or procedures are best for you are determined by you and your physician. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, we have the best tools to help you achieve the best result for breast rejuvenation.
Considering a Non-Surgical Breast Enhancement? Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology
If you have mild breast ptosis that you would like to have corrected, contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology to learn more. Schedule a custom consultation today by contacting us online or by calling (858) 943-2113.